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Holiday Crafts

For artists and crafters, the Holidays deliver the perfect opportunity to create and here you'll find many ideas for Holiday Crafts and projects. Enjoy!


Christmas Tree StencilsChristmas Crafts

Yep! Santa's on his way and it's time to start the Christmas Crafts. So...

Add a personal touch to your holiday table with hand painted cloth napkins. At Homemade Christmas Crafts you'll find all the information you need and you can even get these cute designs at Free Christmas Tree Stencils.

Aren't those napkins cute? Well, let's continue this idea with Snowflake Crafts and ideas for painting snowflakes on fabrics. Maybe it's been awhile since you made Paper Snowflakes - no problem. Here's a quick guide to get you started.

One of the highlights of the Holidays are the greeting cards (giving and receiving). You can make your own so they reflect your ideas, spark the interest of the receiver or match the gift or wrapping. You can get many ideas about this at Christmas Card Ideas and Make A Snowflake Christmas Card.

Stenciled Ornaments Holiday CraftsOne of my favorite Christmas Art Activities is to make ornaments and I have some fun ways to make them very unique. These are great for gifts or your own tree.

I know how it is when you get an idea in mind (especially for Holiday Crafts because time is of the essence). There's no time to waste and you want to get started crafting and creating now. Well, I've got you covered with free Printable Christmas Stencils and Free Christmas Stencils. Just print and go! And from there, learn how to turn stencils into 3D decorations with these exciting Christmas Art Projects.

Are we putting the cart before the horse by starting off with Christmas Ideas? Sorry! Let me back track just a bit. For a really artistic and easy and cheap fall decoration idea, go to Making Glitter Swirl Pumpkins! You'll find a video that will show you how to adorn cute dollar store pumpkins with swirl of glitter like the wind through the leaves.

Scroll down for even more fun Christmas Crafts!

Thanksgiving Crafts

OK! Turkey Day may get lost between Halloween and Christmas but for us crafters it's still a perfectly good reason to create. Fear not! Here are a couple of stencils and ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts. There are so many ways to create Holiday Crafts for Thanksgiving.

Stencil Painted Pumpkins

Halloween Crafts

Did you think I forgot about Halloween? No way! Find out how to use Halloween Pumpkin Stencils to paint a Jack that will occupy your porch year after year. Of course, your next stop should be at the Free Pumpkin Stencils.

Are you ready to carve your pumpkin? Then don't miss these Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils! Of course, if it's information on how to carve then read all about it at Pumpkin Carving with Stencils.

Make A Mummy NecklaceStill think that slicing through the flesh of a pumpkin is the only way to display it? Then you need to read all about these Pumpkin Decorating Ideas.

Design your own Halloween Jewelry and find out how to Make A Mummy Necklace. Ok! So you're not into Mummy's! Don't be scared because there are lots of good ideas at Making Halloween Jewelry! I just added three more projects here:

Making Bottle Cap Skull Cameo Earrings

Making Bottle Cap Black Zombie Earrings

Making a Bottle Cap Black Zombie Choker

Making Halloween Earrings with Vase Filler Gems

If you're into mummies, then you should try Making Mummy Candle Jars for a spooky addition to your Halloween Decorations!

So what if skeletons are your thing? Well, then read all about Making a Skeleton Doll - Free Pattern! and Making an Iron-On Skeleton Doll - Free Pattern! Yeah! That's right! the patterns are free for you to print.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Well, it's true, carving a real pumpkin can be quite a mess. Read about this Pumpkin Crafts project that carves the same patterns into a plastic craft pumpkin. No Mess! (Psssstt! Hey, if you like the "no mess" thing - I mean who doesn't - then check out Decorating Spider Pumpkins for an easy cheap decoration that's easy to put up and easy to take down!) Oooohhh! But there's more! Do you get creeped out when you see a swarm of insects? Then don't miss out on Decorating Spider Nest Pumpkins! It's exactly what it sounds like!

Maybe you are not into the zombies and gore of Halloween. Well then you need to see this! It's about decoration Glitter Glam Pumpkins which will bring a little bling into your holiday (instead of blood)! And if that's your cup of tea then don't miss Making Glitter Swirl Pumpkins too!

Are you a feline fanatic? Well, then don't miss these Cat Stencils for Pumpkin Carving. And if it's just plain old Pumpkin Stencils we have that for you too with a cute project idea.

Cat Stencils for Pumpkin CarvingWhether your carving or painting, these Jack O Lantern Stencils will scare you silly. You need more? OK - go to Free Halloween Stencils but just remember - I warned you!

What? You need more Scary Pumpkin Stencils?

So you've dressed up the pumpkin but you don't have anything to wear. Here's a great Printable Halloween Mask and Costume Ideas that will be great for you or the kids. Can't get enough of the scary faces? OK! then run to Halloween Mask Patterns for more!

Have you ever thought about stenciling cookies? I'm not kidding. Find out at this scrumptious Halloween Craft Project and get the designs at Free Printable Halloween Stencils.

Stenciled Candle Holder

More Christmas Crafts!

It's the Holidays and I know at this time of year you're thinking about the spending. Well, here's some Holiday Crafts and ideas for using some of your creativity for saving a little dough and having a merry good time. See how I turned some plain bags into spectacular gift bags by stenciling on a few familiar designs at Christmas Craft Ideas.

See how you can create this elegant candle holder with this Christmas Arts and Crafts Project.

Most of the Holiday Crafts on this site are completed with Free Printable Christmas Stencils. I find that just makes everything a whole lot simpler and at this time of year that's a gift!

If it's the greenery you're into, then we have a whole page of Christmas Tree Stencils just for you!

Did you ever think about replacing one or two of the framed prints in your home with Holiday themed art during the Holidays? Well, it's a great idea and so easy with Christmas Art Prints with Stencils.

Snowflake CraftsHere's a great idea! Use simple Snowflake Patterns to create festive and beautiful 3D decorations. Then, once you've rediscovered this age old craft, read about using Snowflake Designs for Gifts and Packaging.

I believe you can do anything you can dream up with a stencil. So, I put a few on cookies. You can do this too. It's easy and you get to eat all the mistakes (Quick! before anyone sees them). Read all about putting scary images like witches and bats on cookies at Halloween Crafts (and get the free stencils too!). Then you'll be ready to Decorate Snowflake Cookies.

Making Christmas Wax Pine Cones for Christmas DecorationsMight I suggest another Holiday Craft that not only looks good but smells good too! You can take pine cones from the yard and cover them with melted wax from old half burned candles taking up space in the cupboard. Read all about Making Christmas Wax Pine Cones plus discover some of the inventive ways they can be put to use.

Well, I guess you'll be busy until the last minute with all these Holiday Crafts. Gee, I can't wait for the next Holiday!

Happy Holidays, Penny